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The top 5 things to do in Montreal: April 16 to 29

All about that brass, the digital spring and bibliotherapy will put a skip in your step
April 16, 2015
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By Elena Raznovan

Step into the evolving world of digital art and expression at Montréal Creative III on April 18. Step into the evolving world of digital art and expression at Montréal Creative III on April 18.

1. THE DIGITAL SPRING

Montréal Creative III; part of the Montreal Digital Spring | ARTV Studio, 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest | to April 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where can you find a healthy mix of video games, Star Wars, projections about the apocalypse and a backyard pool? At Montréal Creative III.

Hosted in a studio set, in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles, during Digital Spring, Montreal Creative III is on until April 18. Digital artists who will be exhibiting their work include video-game creator Joachim Despland, community-based art workshop ÉchoFab, and fine art photographer Anne Bertrand.

Step into the evolving world of digital art and expression.

Find out more about Montreal Creative III.

For a full program for the Montreal Digital Spring.

For the full list of Montreal Creative III participants.


Immerse yourself in the transformative and rejuvenating power of words at the Books and Well-Being Weekends.  | Photo by Sharon and Nikki McCutcheon (Flickr Creative Commons) Photo by Sharon and Nikki McCutcheon (Flickr Creative Commons)

2. BIBLIOTHERAPY

Books and Well-Being Weekends; part of the Blue Metropolis Festival | Various Libraries | April 18 &19 and April 25 & 26

There’s a new micro-festival on the block, hosted by Blue Metropolis and the Librairies indépendantes du Québec.

Over 10 bookstores from across Montreal are hosting lectures, readings, interviews and writing workshops based on inspiring novels during Books and Well-Being Weekends.

Immerse yourself in the transformative and rejuvenating power of words while taking the opportunity to learn from top authors and experts in the field of well-being.

Find out about the Blue Metropolis Festival.

For more on Books and Well-Being Weekends, visit the website.


3. USHER IN SPRING WITH SOME SWEET TUNES

Big Band | Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke W. | April 24 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Just when you thought Mardi Gras was over, the beat goes on. Rediscover your love of jazz by joining Dave Turner and the Concordia Big Band for an unforgettable night of music, fun and singing.

Find out more about the Concordia Big Band.


L’Oblique is hosting its third annual Record Store Day open house on April 18. | Photo by Conson (Flickr Creative Commons) L’Oblique is hosting its third annual Record Store Day. | Photo by Conson (Flickr Creative Commons)

4.  TOTALLY RANDOM AND POTENTIALLY AWESOME

Record Store Day | L’Oblique, 4333, rue Rivard | April 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Are you on the lookout for a rare UK export edition of the Beatles’ seminal Abbey Road, or that Bob Dylan record with the four lost songs? Or maybe you want to pick up the latest from Quebec rocker Jean Leloup.

L’Oblique is hosting its third annual Record Store Day open house — a great event that features local artists, highlights Quebec music and of course, vinyl! Gear up for live performances, great music deals and a celebration of independent music merchants.

Find out more Record Store Day at L’Oblique

Check out the Facebook Event for the line-ups and music videos.


5.  THE EVOLUTION OF INUIT ART

Inuit Art | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Top level of the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion | On display  

Relive legends, witness cultural transformations and embrace the Inuit perspective through this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Part of the Quebec and Canadian Art Collection, the Inuit Art exhibit showcases the Arctic people’s artistic practices in terms of self-reflection, and perceptions of one’s surroundings.

Find out more and plan your visit here.


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